Sammobile doesn't have o2 uk version. plus download from sammobile are capped for free users can you suggest any other location please ?
also A couple of questions,
my phone was original locked to o2 uk but i have requested them and they got it unlocked for me if i download and install firmware again, would it get locked again to a o2 network ?
i am basically rooting phone to play pokemon go using fly gps. thats what i originally did. i used odin to root it, made fly gps system application, and now when i tried to unroot using SU, it fails and goes to a boot loop.
but when i boot it using odin and check if it's still rooted, check root app says it's not rooted. really stuck with it for a while now. Can someone please guide me a little.
I have been looking / waiting for this for some time too. I have the BTU UK firmware and it works fine. 2 things to note are that you do not get 4G Super voice (VoLTE) or WIFI calling with the BTU firmware. Looking at other releases the S7 H3G firmware was released only a few days ago, so I would imagine we will be getting ours in the next few weeks (hopefully?)
In the meantime enjoy BTU. I have experienced good battery life and no issues over the past few weeks using it.
just go on sammobile.com and search for your model, this is all out of date on this site, latest stock android for Samsung S6 on here is from 2015... sort it out guys! The latest one was released a month ago and is available on sammobile.com
Is there no sites posting OTA files? The OTA downloads are much smaller, and I think dirty flashing them would also pose less risk of something conflicting than when flashing the complete rom availabe from samsung-firmware, samfirmware or others. For the download size alone it would be great to be able to just flash OTA updates.. Most firmware sites have a pretty lousy download speed. The one mentioned in OP does not have NEE version of ROMs.
I've used Odin to flash the samsung stock upgrade to Nougat, from a custom ROM.
The Odin flash appeared to proceed without difficulty.. I fear that I'm in a boot loop now after rebooting..
Phone showed system update and proceed to reboot but I'm stuck in the large Font SAMSUNG flashing for at least 10 minutes now.
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Let's all chill and have some fun. I have spent almost my entire Friday on fire trying to solve the same issues as you are currently experiencing with the firmware link I have posted.
Sooo... let me explain before you begin recovery (and it will work, believe me!). 1) worry not!) 2).... the whole wrong comes from Odin. No matter what version of Odin you're using (and I used 3.10.6) and what firmware are you trying to flash (original, not so original, with MD5 or without) Odin will **** up your phone and get you stuck to the bloody "Downloading" screen. For me it happened after having a custom ROM installed and trying to revert to Vodafone UK original rom (namely "G920FXXU1AOCZ_G920FVFG1AOC4_G920FXXU1AOCW_HOME.tar.md5"). DITTO! On some S6s ODIN will ruin your life and you can check that there are other similar horror stories around.
HOW DO I FIX THIS?
Well... pretty simple! Thank God! The idea is that once you reboot you phone and it shows as stuck in "Download" screen you have to flash the "recovery.img" that is actually inside the ".TAR" or ".TAR.MD5" file you have just flashed.
To do so you have to actually put the "recovery.img" you have just extracted from the ".TAR.MD5" (or just ".TAR) into a flashable file that ODIN understands. Yes, your'e right, in a blah-blah.tar.md5 or blah-blah.tar file.
To do so I have downloaded and installed 7Zip (since it's able to mangle .tar files as opposed to WinRAR) and also downloaded a "pristine" .tar file like the TWRP recovery (e.g. twrp-126.96.36.199-zeroflte.img.tar). The TWRP fil actually contains in it a modified "recovery.img" file.
Further on I have created a copy of the TWRP recovery file and named it "my-recovery.img.tar" (or call it whatever it fits you), opened it up in 7Zip and just dragged the "recovery.img" (you have extracted previously from the exact firmware ODIN has ruined at flashing last time) over the existing one in the archive. Click OK when 7Zip will prompt you that you are going to overwrite the existing "recovery.img" and you are done.
Now simply flash the "my-recovery.img.tar" via ODIN to you S6 and once done you'll have a functional phone with the latest firmware!
DON'T FORGET to go into the newly created recovery and factory reset! For your own safety the CSC has to be aligned from one old firmware to the new one.
Here is the recovery image for Italy (Vodafone) 5.0.2 G920FXXU1AODG to get you out of the trouble with the latest firmware: my-recovery.img.tar
While the above described procedure will get you out of trouble caused by ODIN and out of the "Downloading" mode it will not actually solve the whole issue. I just discovered myself that once I tried again the same ODIN firmware re-flashing with a different firmware I got stuck to the same nightmare.
The solution is, once you go through the procedure I have described, to open up Samsung Smart Switch (the new "KIES" for S6 and S6 Edge), go to "MORE" --> "Emergency software recovery and initialization" and perform that task! I will actually re-write the latest firmware you have flashed to your phone BUT will also solve the ODIN issues. On my phone, after doing so, I was able to flash this latest Vodafone Italy I have uploaded here.
The "Emergency software recovery and initialization" procedure has to be completed BEFORE you finish the setup procedure of your S6, you know the "WiFi" / Accounts / blah, blah (after flashing the firmware) and not afterwards. It least so I discover it to work.
Please let me know how this tutorial worked for you.